For a break from the outdoors, take a stroll through one of Ushuaiaâs impressive museums:
Museo del Fin del Mundo was built as the private residence of Governor Manual FernÃ¡ndez and later served as the Banco de la NaciÃ³n Argentina. It's now home to a museum that has good Spanish-English explanations of regional history, shipwrecks, indigenous nations and an excellent collection of stuffed birds. Open Monday - Saturday, noon - 7 p.m., guided tours 2 p.m., 5 p.m. MaipÃº 173. Tel.: 42-1863, Fax: 42-1201, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: tierradelfuego.org.ar/museo. Entry: $6).
Antigua Casa de Gobierno, in the former governorâs house and legislature, has interesting exhibits on the shipwreck of the Monte Cervantes, Fueguian maps and old photos of the city. Open Monday - Saturday noon - 7 p.m., guided tours 2 p.m., 5 p.m. MaipÃº 465. Tel.: 42-2551. Entry: included in the Museo del Fin del Mundo ticket.
Museo YÃ¡mana covers the history and culture of the indigenous YÃ¡mana nation that once lived along the Beagle Channelâs coasts. Open daily, noon - 7 p.m. Rivadavia 56. Tel.: 42-2874, E-mail: email@example.com. Entry: $4.25.
Museo MarÃtimo y del Presidio is Ushuaia's grandest museum, covering maritime history, prisons and much more. Open daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; guided tours 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Yaganes and Gobernador Paz, Tel.: 43-7481, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: www.museomaritimo.com. Entry: General $12, students with ID $8.50, family ticket $17; discounts for Mercosur and Argentine citizens. Ticket good for two entries within 48 hours (ask to have it date-stamped).
Travel Tips: Museums have extended hours in the high season.
Relative price: Budget
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Hike in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, on other trails closer to the city or to Glaciar Martial. Take the Tren al Fin del Mundo to the national park. Catch an event at one of the many cultural centers. Go out to Estancia Harberton or cruise the Beagle Channel. In winter, hit the slopes for a variety of snow sports.
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